Stepan Company announced price increases on a variety of US surfactants, effective 10 January 2022. Although no reason was given for the increases, the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is expected to increase demand for surfactants in cleaning supplies. Furthermore, despite rising crude oil and natural gas prices, demand from oilfield activity remains strong. Transportation costs have risen sharply throughout the US supply chain as a result of a lack of trucks, railcars, and containers, as well as high gasoline prices and labour shortages. As a result of this, the company increased the price of its methyl ester sulphonate by 0.11 USD/lb.
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About Methyl Ester Sulphonate:
The chemical 2-(N-morpholino) ethanesulfonic acid is known as Methyl Ester Sulphonate (MES). A morpholine ring is present in its chemical structure. In biology and biochemistry, MES is employed as a buffering agent. At 20 °C, it has a pKa of 6.15. In water, MES is very soluble. This chemical compound has a melting point of around 300 ° C.
Transesterification is carried out first in this process using palm oil and methanol to produce methyl ester, which is then sulphonated to produce methyl ester sulphonate.
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